Seasonal Transition with Kimono Style

Kimonos are a great affordable way to extend your wardrobe by adding something special to casual outfits for a completed chic look.  There are so many styles and colors available, the combinations are endless.  This khaki version is a nice transition into Fall or Spring.  I purchased this kimono from Amazon, shopping links are provided below for your convenience.

Over 50 Fashion, 50 With Flair, Beige Floral Kimono, Teal T-shirt, Magnifier Pendant, White Jeans, Fitbit Charge 2

// Kahki Floral Kimono //

I am very pleased with the quality and easy care of this lightweight kimono from Amazon.  Since we are still HOT here in Georgia, it will be a few months before we actually feel any cool from Fall weather.  In the meantime, this khaki floral kimono is a nice transition from Summer to Fall with the neutral tone and just a touch of floral.  It is a nice weight to keep the chill off when shopping, dining out or going to a movie when the air conditioning can be a bit too cool for comfort.

Over 50 Fashion, 50 With Flair, Beige Floral Kimono, Teal T-shirt, Magnifier Pendant, White Jeans, Fitbit Charge 2

A lighter tone shoe option gives it a more neutral, casual look.  These tan wedge platform sandals are called  “Vibrant” and are by Naturalizer  (2-1/4″ heel, 1″ platform front, cushioned insole), you can shop a similar style here at Amazon.

// Tan Wedge Sandal //Over 50 Fashion, 50 With Flair, Beige Floral Kimono, Teal T-shirt, Magnifier Pendant, White Jeans, Fitbit Charge 2

Third Piece Styling with a Kimono

A kimono is the third piece that completes an otherwise casual two-piece outfit.  A t-shirt and jeans easily transforms into a dressy casual look with the kimono and a few focal point accessories.  Plus, the bell and flutter sleeves continue to be a fashion statement that is not stopping any time soon!

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Kimono Coverage without Bulk

Kimonos are a nice way to cover skin and other areas when we are not in the mood to show them.  A lightweight fabric hangs nicely without too much drape or flowy bulk.  Keep proportion in mind when choosing a kimono as well.  I am 5’1″, so this kimono gives a balanced look without being too long or drapey around the sides and under the arms.

// Kahki Floral Kimono //

*BE SURE TO SELECT YOUR COLOR AND SIZE FROM THE SIZE CHART WHEN ORDERING FROM AMAZON*

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Accessorizing a Kimono

Let’s talk about the accessories:  Reader Pendant, Die Cut Earrings and Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker!

This is another great reader pendant that I purchased from Amazon.  You can read about my other one in a previous post through the links below.

Over 50 Fashion, 50 With Flair, Beige Floral Kimono, Teal T-shirt, Magnifier Pendant, White Jeans, Fitbit Charge 2

This “Tree of Life” magnifier reading pendant goes with all of my other silver accessories.  The magnetic tree embellished cover slides over to reveal the magnifier which is handy for reading a menu or small print on the back of a box or bottle.  You wouldn’t want to read a whole book with it, but it is stylish and handy when you don’t want to pull out your reading glasses.

// Tree of Life Magnifier Pendant (silvertone)//

If the Silver Version of this pendant is showing re-stocking, here is a link for the Gold Version:

// Tree of Life Magnifier Pendant (goldtone) //

Over 50 Fashion, 50 With Flair, Beige Floral Kimono, Teal T-shirt, Magnifier Pendant, White Jeans, Fitbit Charge 2

// Tree of Life Magnifier Pendant (silvertone)//

If the Silver Version of this pendant is showing re-stocking, here is a link for the Gold Version:

// Tree of Life Magnifier Pendant (goldtone) //

You can read about my vintage-look glass reader pendant worn with my handkerchief hem tunic in a previous post HERE.

// Vintage-look Glass Reader Pendant //

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My daughter Sara gave me these earring as an early birthday present.  They are not too huge and are visible behind my hair in the front.  They are cut from a faux leather material and are very lightweight and comfortable.  I found a similar pair for you here on Amazon:

// Die Cut Faux Leather Earrings //

// Die Cut Faux Leather Earrings //

More Kimono Accessories, for Fitness

If you have always wanted a fitness tracker, don’t miss this deal on the Fitbit Charge 2:  I just updated my old Fitibit from the little clip-on “Zip” to the multi-feature Fibit Charge 2.  My Fitbit tracker keeps me accountable to my walking routine and I can sync up with my friends who also wear Fitbits for different types of fun walking challenges. I like the Fitbit Charge 2 because it not only tracks my steps, but it let’s me know my heart rate, how many hours I have slept, it has a relaxation mode when you need a break from your day, it has message notifications from your phone, it serves as a watch, and several other things.

Right now, it is on sale for $30.00 less than what I paid for mine two weeks ago, which was full retail.  At that time, Best Buy and Amazon had the same price, so I bought mine locally since my old one had totally croaked.  That is a huge savings and Amazon has easy returns if you change your mind about it within a few days.   I will be posting my fitness over 50 routine very soon, this is just a highlight so that you can get in on this great sale!  Your Fitbit Charge 2 will come with a basic band in your choice of colors.  Below this picture is my description and link for the upgraded beaded band that I ordered separately.

// Fitbit Charge 2 //

*ON SALE AT AMAZON*

*BE SURE TO SELECT YOUR SIZE AND BASIC BAND COLOR WHEN ORDERING*

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// Fitbit Charge 2 //

Who says that fitness can’t be stylish?  I purchased two different bands for my new Fitbit Charge 2 to make it more stylish since I want to wear it as much as possible to record my steps and physical activity.

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I found a huge variety of fashion bands for my new Fitibit on Amazon.  This beaded band adds some style and bling to my tracker and goes with just about anything I wear.  The bands are easily changeable with a quick snap-off and snap-on.  You can find this band through the link below in others colors and sizes.

// Fitbit Charge 2 Beaded Band //

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The beaded band is made from three durable and comfortable elastic bands, I wear size small.  I love it!  I also bought a band in cheetah print, of course!!  LOL.  Be sure to watch for my upcoming post about fitness over 50 where I will talk more about my walking routine and the Fitbit Charge 2.

// Fitbit Charge 2 Beaded Band //

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29 Comments

  1. You always look so put together, Lori Jo and I love the kimino. It was not what I expected actually as I had a Japanese style in mind. The colours are lovely and I might just take a peek at Amazon to see if I can buy one in Australia. I also love your hair style – is it easy to maintain? Have a great weekend and look forward to your next post.

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Thanks, Sue! The looks are easy and affordable to put together, wearable and chic, not overdone. My Amazon link should take you to the kimono then allow you to sign into your account as you normally do. My hair is called an “angled bob” and is easy with a trim every 6 weeks. Longer in the front gives it movement, I used to wear a pixie and it was too short and harsh with age. My hair is silky and fine, so I use mousse on top for volume plus a volume powder at the crown after blow drying with a large round brush, a pick to lift and then spray the heck out of it, ha! Doesn’t take long to do though. I will post about hair and makeup soon. You have a good weekend too, talk soon!

      Lori Jo

    • Lori Jo Reply

      So glad you were inspired, Rebecca! Thanks for visiting 🙂

      Lori Jo

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Thanks, Stacey! This kimono does have some shape, I never want to look like a sheet on a clothesline, haha! My haircut is fun and easy, an angled bob. I do my own color (I am solid white now!) and get highlights at the salon, a new thing with my updates and reinvention. Talk soon <3

      Lori Jo

  2. Kathy 🇨🇦 Reply

    Lori Jo this outfit is so cute! I love your kimono, especially the bell sleeves! I have three of those, but not with those type of sleeves,….. Guess I will have to start checking Amazon more often…lol…. See you did it again, your outfits have inspired me to shop again… Lol I also really like that necklace, it’s adorable. Have a great day!

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Thanks, Kathy! Yes, it is still all about the sleeves. That is a fun way to get some flow without it being all over and billowy looking. So glad you were inspired, I strive for the outfits to be practical and affordable, chic but not fancy and unapproachable. And, I like multi-purpose things like the reading necklace, so unique. When you shop through my links, Amazon tosses me a few cents, and I mean just a few cents, ha! Please let me know if you buy something through the links, since you are in Canada it would be interesting to see if my affiliate connection is valid there as well. Talk soon 😀

      Lori Jo

  3. I love your kimono Lori Jo. I bought one in black and white last year and have worn it several times. Now I’m thinking I could use this one especially because I love floral prints. The pendant is also fabulous. Pinning this post for future reference.

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Glad you found inspiration from this post, Patti! It is my first komono, be sure to check out the links in the post to Amazon where I found it, tons of color combinations and great quality at a very affordable price point. I will be buying a few more, such a nice lightweight option as we stay hot here in Georgia through October sometimes! Thanks for visiting and pinning!

      Lori Jo

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Thanks so much, Kristi! My focus is reinvention after 50, “Find Your Flair, Be You!” Keeping it real, easy and always affordable. Thanks for visiting 😀

      Lori Jo

  4. I love my kimonos! I use them to dress up the jeans & tshirt office atmosphere we have. And I had no idea that Fitbit had stylish bands now!
    🙂 gwingal

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hey, Nikki! Thank you for visiting my post. Love this kimono since it is not super big and flowy. You can follow my links to Amazon for both the kimono and the Fitbit bands. I am always digging around for great deals on things on Amazon to share with my Flair Seekers. I always try them out first to make sure there is quality as well as value. I will be writing a post soon to show everyone my cheetah band, I am hooked on the bands now, ha! We can be glammy and fit at the same time, win-win 😀

      Lori Jo

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hey, Julie! Thank you for pinning and for letting be know about the Silvertone pendant, it is popular and will be restocked! In the meantime, take a look where I have updated the post and added a link for the Goldtone version of the same pendant, it would also be lovely with this or any other kimono as a useful accent piece. The Goldtone is a warmer look that would be great for Fall. Thanks so much for visiting and letting me know so I could update the post! 😀

      Lori Jo

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Good news, Julie – the silvertone pendant is already back in stock! FYI.

      Lori Jo

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Thanks so much, Maria! Kimonos really are great for expanding a wardrobe and suit most everyone’s style and body type.

      Lori Jo

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hey, Girl! Thanks for dropping by, the kimono is rocking for me right now! Keep forgetting to order a couple more for Fall, they really are great for expanding a wardrobe.

      Lori Jo

  5. I really like that this kimono has the lace trim and bell sleeves. It dresses it up more, and I think separates from the ones I seen all the younger set wearing. I really like that Reader pendant as well. So pretty. Have never seen anything like that before!

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hey, Maureen! So glad you found some fashion inspiration here, keeping it real and affordable is good, right? I have another post with another reading pendant that everyone has really loved and ordered through the links. It is in my post about the handkerchief hem teal top, it does an even better job of magnifying when you need just a few words. I hope you will visit me again and follow along, thanks friend 😀

      Lori Jo

  6. That is such a pretty kimono and you have styled it beautifully taking the blue and adding it to your blouse.

    • Lori Jo Reply

      So glad you found inspiration from the Kimono post! I like to do small “unexpected” things with colors and accessories, the kimono is the third piece that completes the outfit with a slight artsy flair, really fun. Thanks so much for visiting 😀

      Lori Jo

  7. I love wearing longer jackets like this Kimono, but sometimes have to watch since I’m not quite 5’4″, they can make me look short. Love the jewelry.

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hey, Rosemary! I agree with you, I am only 5’1″, got you beat by 3 whole inches, ha! Proportion is always key for good styling, I make up the difference with an appropriate height comfortable wedge heel if my legs look a bit short. Also, rolling the cuff up once on jeans to show more skin on the ankle actually makes you look taller! I love this trick, try it if you haven’t already, it works. Functional fun jewelry is always great to find, I am glad I can share it all with my flair seekers, the links are very handy to take a peek at all of it. Thanks so much for visiting! 🙂

      Lori Jo

  8. Hi Lori Jo! Love your new kimono!!! It’s perfect with its airy light weight fabric, and the colors are soft. Perfect, as you said, to wear out even in the summer as air conditioning often makes places rather cold. Pinned to my Fun and Funky Clothing board for you and our readers. Thanks for some great ideas!

    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hey, Barbara! So glad you were inspired by the kimono, and I am proud to be on your board since I am “Fun & Funky” also, LOL. Thanks for visiting!

      Lori Jo

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